Man Drowns in Local Lake After Boat Capsizes

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A local man was found dead in Lake Lewisville on Tuesday.

The Frisco Fire Department told WFAA that it had received a report that a man was drowning in the 7700 block of Snug Harbor in Denton County at around 3 p.m. on August 29. A boat had apparently overturned, leaving what was later discovered to be four male occupants stranded in the lake.

The occupants were in their mid-to-late 20s. Their identities have not been released.

Two of the occupants managed to swim to shore, while another was rescued from atop the overturned vessel, reported WFAA. An hour and a half later, at around 4:30 p.m., officials pulled a man’s body from the water.

Lake Lewisville is a large recreational lake spanning 29,000 acres and boasting 233 miles of shoreline. The lake is one of the largest in the North Texas region and features a number of amenities such as fishing, camping, and boating.

The lake typically has an average depth of about 25 feet but can reach depths of up to 67 feet, according to Fishing.org.

The Texas game wardens are currently investigating the drowning, per WFAA.

Earlier this month, Lewisville officials announced they had decided to “indefinitely” close the swim beach at Lewisville Lake Park. The decision came following multiple drownings in the lake.

In early July, three men died on three consecutive days, as reported by The Dallas Express.

The first drowning occurred in the public beach area of Lake Park at about 8:30 p.m. on July 3. A 19-year-old man was swimming near a buoy when he went underwater and did not resurface, according to The Cross Timbers Gazette.

The next day, on the Fourth of July, a man went underwater near the northwest area of the lake near Corinth at about 3:30 p.m., per NBC 5 DFW.

In the third case, a 19-year-old went missing in the waters of Lake Lewisville at around 4:15 p.m. on July 5.

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